National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP
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National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff is a museum and art gallery in Cardiff, Wales. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. It was founded in 1905.

Art became a stronger focus in 2011 with the creation of the National Museum of Art. In particular it has a fine collection of 20th century and contemporary art. 20th century work includes sculptors, Jacob Epstein, Herbert Ward and Eric Gill, painters Stanley Spencer, L. S. Lowry, and Oskar Kokoschka. Nature Morte au Poron by Pablo Picasso was acquired in 2009.

Contemporary artists with works in the collection include Luke Jones, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Rachel Whiteread.

Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

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Artes Mundi 8

An exhibition of work shortlisted for the Artes Mundi art prize, including work by Anna Boghiguian (Canada / Egypt), Bouchra Khalili (Morocco / France), Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria), Trevor Paglen (USA) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand).

Thu 13 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 14 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 15 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 71 more dates until 24 Feb 2019

Artes Mundi 8

Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation based in Wales. It identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with what it means to live in the world now, from a social, economic and political point of view, and how art can engage with society in meaningful and useful ways. The…

Thu 13 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 14 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 15 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 56 more dates until 24 Feb 2019

Artes Mundi Curated Tour with Rabab Ghazoul

Rabab Ghazoul, artist and director of Gentle/Radical

Fri 11 Jan 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

Artes Mundi Curated Tours by John Wilson (Deaf-led BSL tour)

John Wilson, Deaf arts practitioner and consultant

Sat 19 Jan 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

Bearing Witness to Truth

What is the role of the advocate in contemporary art for someone else’s experience? Step into the museum threshold with a group of artists in a collaborative sharing experience designed to investigate this in light of Bouchra Khalili’s Twenty-Two Hours. Led by writers Durre Shahwar and Hanan Issa, founders of ‘Where I’m…

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

CONFERENCE: Women in Focus: Documentary and Citizenship

National Museum Wales and the European Centre for Documentary Research Conference Present

Thu 24 Jan 2019

£20 / 029 2039 7951

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£20 / 029 2039 7951

Introduction to Geology

Series of five illustrated and detailed lectures exploring all things geology.

Thu 7 Mar 2019

£90 full course / 029 2039 7951

Note: This is a five-day course, taking place on the 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

£90 full course / 029 2039 7951

Note: This is a five-day course, taking place on the 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019.

Thu 21 Mar 2019

£90 full course / 029 2039 7951

Note: This is a five-day course, taking place on the 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019.

…and 2 more dates until 4 Apr 2019

Kyffin Williams: the Artist and Amgueddfa Cymru

2018 marks 100 years since the birth of John Kyffin Williams (1918 – 2006), arguably Wales’ most popular and prolific landscape painter of the twentieth century. Born in Llangefni, Williams’ career spanned more than sixty years. His personal, distinctive style focused on the rural landscape of Snowdonia, its cottages and…

Thu 13 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 14 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 15 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 113 more dates until 1 May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of this extraordinary artist.

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 80 more dates until 6 May 2019

Poppies for Remembrance

This exhibition explores how the poppy became the symbol for remembrance, and provides an opportunity for contemplation and reflection on loss and recovery.

Thu 13 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 14 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 15 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 62 more dates until 3 Mar 2019

Scoring The In Between Spaces

Through textural responses to Otobong Nkanga's sculptural and tapestry works, join Gentle/Radical in a written engagement with the themes of the work - in the gallery, in situ. Through conversation, transcription of live dialogues and written materials, we will generate a communal verbal score that will be shared at the…

Fri 11 Jan 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sleep Magic Workshop

Join lucid dreaming expert Sarah Janes for an exploration of the sleep state. Learn the simple tricks and techniques that will help you become conscious whilst in a dream.

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Free / 029 2039 7951

Tim Peake's Spacecraft

At National Museum Cardiff this winter, see the spacecraft that brought British astronaut Tim Peake back to Earth from the International Space Station. You can also relive the descent from space through a virtual reality experience.

Thu 13 Dec

£6 / 029 2039 7951

Fri 14 Dec

£6 / 029 2039 7951

Sat 15 Dec

£6 / 029 2039 7951

…and 44 more dates until 10 Feb 2019

Women in Focus

Women in Focus is a year-long exhibition that explores the role of women in photography, both as producers and subjects of images. The exhibition draws on works from the permanent photographic collections at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.

Thu 13 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 14 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

Sat 15 Dec

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 32 more dates until 27 Jan 2019

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